Then I went on vacation for two weeks.
Family! The drama that inevitably comes with visiting family for the first time in five years! Staying in a camper for two nights and barely being able to sleep! The beach! Seeing a freaking shark chilling around a pier! Watching a thunderstorm out over the sea! (Which was amazing. I took pictures.) Family again! Little cousins using you as a psudo-jungle gym! Going to see the other side of the family! Gambling with my grandfather's money and winning it all back! (He offered, and really, how could I turn the opportunity down? Wouldn’t have gone if I had to use my own cash, but he offered so...) Eating until you notice everyone has put on a few pounds in the past two days! Driving halfway across the country in 22 hours straight just because dad didn't want to stop in a hotel overnight on the way home!
All the while having a couple mouth ulcers (or something really painful) right at the back of my throat, making every day that much more memorable because of the excruciating pain!
Really, it was fantastic. Makes me wonder why on earth we still live out here in the middle of what wants to be a desert but has just enough greenery to not count even though it's frikkin hot oh my God.
Course everyone's been blanketed by this heat wave, so I shouldn't complain too much. But I will. Fall needs to get here now, kthx.
And then Doctor Who continued to be an amusing disappointment. Let's Kill Hitler, I think, swept the last of my sanity for this show away because I just laughed and laughed and laughed... Still not exactly sure what at. All I know is that I get minor hives at the mention of "time loops" I dunno. Weird stuff.
In order to keep my sanity, however, I have washed my brain clean via ABC's crime dramady Castle. Brilliant show. Honestly, as a writer, I love it because I can just sit and watch instead of constantly rewriting scenes, fixing dialogue, and generally being displeased with everything. Breath of fresh air, this show is. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Note the caps.
Oh, and my nose is officially to the grindstone with my book.
So yeah, life’s been pretty nifty for a while.